[mythtv-users] completely new and have questions before I buy hardware
beww at beww.org
Fri Sep 5 22:31:21 UTC 2008
Kevin Bailey wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 03:08:17PM -0700, Quenten Griffith wrote:
>> Thank you for your quick reply. I have Time Warner cable so the basic 125
>> channels of cable would be on the coax. From what I understand you don't need
>> the Time Warner box to get those, but you need it to get the HDTV and "On
>> Demand" channels. The reason I don't want to get yet another cable box is
>> becaue they charge around 10 bucks a month per box.
> If coax = cable, then a PVR-350 should work for you after Feb
> but its really up to the cable company.
>> What digital tvtuner card are you using?
> I use a pcHDTV HD-3000, but today I might prefer a USB device.
> But I receive over an antenna. Again, a PVR-350 should work for you.
Be aware that the support of the built-in mpeg decoding feature of the
PV-350 is no longer being actively maintained. It still works, and there
is no plan (that I'm aware of) to eliminate the support, but it is
possible that some future development might break the support, and it
might or might not get fixed.
The 350 card, used as a video output device, does not support the OpenGL
features that are starting to be included in MythTV. You still have the
option to not use OpenGL, an option that *should* remain for a long
I wouldn't let that stop me from buying a 350 if I were in your
position, but you should be aware of the situation.
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